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Slash WCI’s future emissions caps by market’s 2020 allowance surplus, urges California think-tank

Published 20:29 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:29 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

In order to tackle persistent over-supply, California and its WCI partners should reduce their 2021-2030 emissions caps by an amount equal to the unused pre-2021 allowances held by market participants after 2020 compliance.

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One Planet Summit: North, Latin American governments commit to boosting regional carbon pricing ties

Published 16:00 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:18 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Twelve North and Latin American national and sub-national governments on Tuesday committed to using carbon pricing as a central climate policy instrument and to deepen regional integration of their emissions trading markets.

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UPDATE – Factors other than politics at play in lacklustre Ontario auction, say market participants

Published 02:33 on December 12, 2017  /  Last updated at 16:53 on December 12, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Several other factors may have influenced last month’s lacklustre Ontario carbon allowance auction result besides heightened political uncertainty, several market participants say.

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BNP Paribas to launch voluntary carbon market platform next year

Published 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 22:33 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, China's Offset Market, EMEA, International, Other APAC, South & Central, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

A division of French bank BNP Paribas is launching a voluntary carbon offset platform to help connect investors and other credit buyers with project developers.

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Global forest carbon finance falls 25% in 2016, report finds

Published 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:40 on December 11, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, REDD, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Global funding for efforts to store carbon in forests dropped 25% to $662.1 million in 2016, according to Ecosystem Marketplace’s annual report on the state of forest carbon finance.

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Bidder interest ebbs in final RGGI auction for 2017

Published 15:12 on December 8, 2017  /  Last updated at 20:32 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, US  /  No Comments

RGGI’s final quarterly auction of 2017 cleared at $3.80/short ton, retreating from the last sale’s 4.5-year high as market participants showed less interest amid a sharp drop in the power-only scheme’s emissions this year and as the end of the current compliance phase nears.

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Ontario, Quebec take steps to advance provincial voluntary markets

Published 22:15 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 01:44 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Governments and organisations in Ontario and Quebec have taken recent measures to develop and advance voluntary carbon markets in their provinces.

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NA Markets: Prices drift as Ontario auction surprises market

Published 21:21 on December 7, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:25 on December 8, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices edged lower this week, giving up last week’s gains as traders absorbed the result of Ontario’s final auction of 2017.

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Complementary policies needed to help California’s non-power sectors carry more of GHG abatement burden -analysts

Published 23:46 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 23:46 on December 6, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

California carbon prices will likely remain at or near the market floor through 2020, according to a new analysis, but will then need to rise swiftly over the next decade, with non-power sectors bolstered by complementary policies becoming key to meeting the state’s long-term emissions reduction targets.

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Ontario auction under-subscribed for first time

Published 20:16 on December 6, 2017  /  Last updated at 10:45 on December 7, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, US  /  No Comments

Ontario sold 20.9 million of a total 25.3 million current allowances on offer during its fourth auction, the first time a quarterly sale has failed to sell out.

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